ABOUT THE CASE
As Interim Co-Lead Counsel, the Joseph Saveri Law Firm represents a potential class of senior-level outpatient health care employees in an antitrust suit against defendants Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA); United Surgical Partners International (USPI); DaVita Inc.; Davita Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman/Co-Chairman of Board Directors, Kevin Thiry; UnitedHealth Group; Tenet Healthcare; and at least one other unnamed co-conspirator (“Medical Center Employee No-Poach Litigation”). Medical Center Employee No-Poach Litigation alleges violations of Section 1 of the Sherman Act and Section 4 of the Clayton Act.
Plaintiffs allege defendants entered into agreements not to compete for senior-level employees in the United States. These agreements ran from no later than 2010 until at least 2017. SCA and USPI are two of the largest providers of outpatient medical care in the United States.
Defendants’ agreements were not necessary to any legitimate business transaction or lawful collaboration among the companies. Defendants’ conspiracy was strictly a tool to suppress their senior-level employees’ compensation, thereby reducing their own expenses. Defendants’ agreements accomplished their purpose by reducing competition for defendants’ senior-level employees and suppressing defendants’ senior-level employees’ compensation below competitive levels. The conspiracy disrupted the efficient allocation of labor that would have existed if defendants had competed for, rather than colluded against, their current and prospective senior-level employees.
Defendants’ agreements also denied their senior-level employees’ access to job opportunities, restricted their mobility, and deprived them of significant information that they could have used to negotiate for better compensation and terms of employment.
If you worked for SCA between 2010 and 2017, you may have been impacted by these illegal and anticompetitive agreements. To find out more information about our medical center employee no-poach litigation or if you are interested in holding SCA and its co-conspirators accountable, please contact the Firm.
Please rest assured that any information you provide to us will be kept strictly confidential as provided by law.